STEVE SHIPMAN retired in October, 2014 from the State Corporation Commission, Bureau of Insurance with over 30 years of service. During the last 15 years, Steve led the Real Estate Settlement Agent Investigations Section (RESA). He managed all unit activities to include, case assessment/assignment, investigations, complaint resolution, settlement negotiation and legislative drafting and implementation. Steve played an integral role in the centralization of RESA functions and going green with paperless registration, renewal and audit submission. Steve is now managing member of Shipman Consulting, LLC, a compliance consulting firm, and is Director of Title Industry Services Group with Pershing Yoakley & Associates, P.C. (PYA) assisting agents with ALTA Best Practices Assessment. CAROL BUTLER has over 40 years in the industry. Since 2001 she has been conducting pre-licensing classes for the title agent exam along with continuing education for attorneys, title agents and realtors. Carol began her career in 1971 as a paralegal in Virginia law firms (Newport News, Hampton and Charlottesville), began searching titles in 1974, and has been an owner of five title & settlement companies.
SHIPMAN & BUTLER CONSULTING, LLC brings a unique perspective to pre-licensing and continuing education. You learn from those who have been there and have done work on both sides of the aisle! This tag team approach isn't offered by any other training and consulting entity in Virginia! As a result of Steve and Carol's many years of experience and sound foundation, they are able to provide guidance, counseling and instruction to title insurance agents and attorneys.